WE HAVE INVESTED OVER £1.4 MILLION INTO ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
Epilepsy frequently occurs alongside one or more other conditions, known as comorbidities. That’s why we have invested over £1.4 million in research to tackle the conditions associated with epilepsy.
RESEARCH STUDIES AIMING TO IMPROVE SEIZURE CONTROL
SEIZURES IN DOWN’S SYNDROME
& ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Researching seizures in Down’s Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease
Prof Frances Wiseman
EPILEPSY RESEARCH UK & AUTISTICA FELLOWSHIP AWARD
ERUK works with research organisations that focus on conditions associated with epilepsy to co-fund research.
Following Autistica’s 2016 ‘Personal Tragedies, Public Crisis’ report which highlighted shocking rates of early death in autistic people. The charity hosted a global summit on autism and epilepsy with international research leaders and experts by experience. This was followed in early 2019 by Epilepsy Research UK’s International Expert Workshop on Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental disorderswhich also brought together world leading experts, including Autistica.
These meetings presented the latest research and seeded new research ideas and collaborations, and as a result, epilepsy in autism has been made a research priority for both charities.
Promoting, encouraging and funding research into the causes, diagnosis and clinical management of people with epilepsy and associated conditions
Developing the next generation of epilepsy researchers and capacity building the epilepsy research environment
Accelerating innovations for people with epilepsy by supporting research that will influence clinical practice and health policy